Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala

Chögyam Trungpa Carolyn Rose Gimian


Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala

Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala

  • Title: Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala
  • Author: Chögyam Trungpa Carolyn Rose Gimian
  • ISBN: 9781570628184
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback



Ch gyam Trungpa had a vision of a society of enlightened people, or at least of people on the path to enlightenment These are the Shambhala warriors, people brave enough not to give in to the aggression and contradictions that exist in society A companion volume to Trungpa s classic Shambhala The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Great Eastern Sun is an invitation for all pCh gyam Trungpa had a vision of a society of enlightened people, or at least of people on the path to enlightenment These are the Shambhala warriors, people brave enough not to give in to the aggression and contradictions that exist in society A companion volume to Trungpa s classic Shambhala The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Great Eastern Sun is an invitation for all people to discover their own goodness, which is always there, just as the sun is always rising Trungpa had an uncanny grasp of the hang ups and excuses that keep Westerners in their safe ego cocoons, and in Great Eastern Sun he entices us all out, to express our goodness and live a life on the edge of insecurity The mindful life turns out to be one of detached but sacred existence, floating with the power of compassionate awareness A genuine life is what Trungpa propels us to, and Great Eastern Sun is his lantern for guiding us down the path of genuine living Brian Bruya


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The purpose of Shambhala is about to help other´s to save others to cure others pain, in your daily life by raising your consciousness and being a warrior, fearless and brave, about how to become a real person and how to have a real enlighted society. Chögyam Trungpa was one of the best known Tibetan Buddhist teachers in the west. The source is this book are public talks and weekend seminars in the level five of Shambhala training program during the 70´s and 80´s. I started reading the book [...]

I have been going through a difficult time right now so I started reading books by this author. I started with Shambhala, The Sacred Path of the Warrior and continued on with this book which is supposed to be a continuation of the same themes. These books are on a topic I can get behind which is creating an enlighten society. Seeing how we are about to globally warm ourselves into extinction I think its message is needed more than ever. Since I never watch TV I had to laugh when I read this:"Lat [...]

Chogyam Trungpa is always worth reading and "Shambhala" -the book to which this is a follow up- is excellent, but this volume -which is a collection of speeches given at the conclusion of his curriculum based on the aforementioned book- is disjointed, rambling and a bit repetitive. Still a lot of wisdom here, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you really liked the previous volume (as I did.)

While I always find insightful things to ponder in Trungpa's writing no matter what, the redundancy of these talks made it hard to tell one apart from the other. I also found myself puzzling over the irony of his "BIG NO" talk, which seemed hypocritical in light of his alcohol abuse (though I agree with the talk's message).

Clear, gentle, and humorous, Trungpa paints a picture of human possibility like no other, and offers a lyrical, intuitive path to realizing it.

Nice companion piece to Chogyam Trungpa's introductory work. Based on talks he gave during retreats and seminars, the tone is much more conversational and personal. Specific topics addressing common struggles like depression bring this book out of the more lofty clouds of The Sacred of Path of the Warrior- though the 'Warrior' book is excellent in it's own right.

Title in German:Große östliche Sonne

omg, just read it, it's so good. seriously, if this subject matter interests you (being human), it is worth your time.


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